alyse heskett. Carports. May 11th , 2017.
Carports are structures specifically designed for the purpose of protecting cars, vans, trucks and other types of vehicles. These structures are constructed in a free standing position. Some exceptions are mounted on a wall. A carport does not have a complete wall enclosure unlike other structures. Carports are basically intended for car owners who want to have their vehicles protected.
For maximum durability however, steel or metal carports are still the best. It is more expensive than other types of carports but it is highly recommended if you can afford it. Metal carports are properly treated with modern facilities and procedures to ensure rust proof qualities for longer protection. Metal carports are ideal for permanent use and not advisable to be moved frequently.
Carport construction material. Do you want the carport to compliment your house (which might cost extra money in lumber and brick)? Many people prefer wooden carports but most pre-fab kits are only available in steel. Do you need the strength of a steel carport or will aluminum suffice?
Where will your carport be situated on your property? Try to think of the pros and cons of different potential locations before making a final decision. If the car port is beside your house you can share a mutual wall and thereby save some money. Will the carport add to the beauty of your home or detract from the appearance of your home? Perhaps it would be best for your carport to be a stand alone structure near your house or behind the house.